Exotic leather products of special species such as alligator, crocodile, lizard, with more need a CITES certificate to be legally introduced to Norway.
CITES stands for " C onvention on IN nternational T rade in E ndangered S pecies of wild fauna and flora "- Endangered species act of 1973, which most countries in the world follow. In Norway, the Norwegian Environment Agency with headquarters in Trondheim are experts in the field, see the list athttp: //www.miljødirektoratet.no/cites/. Bredal & Partners takes pr. today only in exotic leather goods from the United States. Many leather goods are transfer goods from other countries, but all products are checked by the US. Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington.
They have their local representatives who come to the factories and lose and deliver the packages directly to UPS Global service for shipment to Norway.
The United States has the absolute best routines in this area in the world and is a role model on how to enforce rules and protect vulnerable animal species. For example, American alligators were protected for 20 years while building a natural and conscious model for the species' distribution and maintenance operation. Today, there are more than 1 million wild alligators in Louisiana and over 1 million wild alligators in Florida. At the same time, there are over 300,000 alligators spread over more than 50 farms. 10% of all farmed alligators are released every two years. The skin mainly goes to Asia and some to France and Italy as well as Russia. The meat is healthy and tastes properly cooked like a mixture of chicken and shrimp. This is also a big industry - you can even buy meat in Norway at Smart Club. There are no CITES on ostriches, sharks, bison and stingrays.
Watch Louisiana's Alligator Advisory Council video here:https://www.youtube.com/watchv=q3hGwQuGypkk